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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 45. Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
Chapter 51. Regulations Governing Provision of Services in Vocational Rehabilitation
9/23/2020

22VAC45-51-60. Order of Selection for Services.

A. When DBVI is unable to serve all potentially eligible individuals due to insufficient funds, an order of selection for vocational rehabilitation services shall be implemented. The order of selection shall consist of a group of categories that designate who shall be served first based on:

1. The individual's blindness or visual impairment including secondary disabling conditions;

2. Whether the individual's blindness or visual impairment profoundly or significantly limits one or more life activities such as mobility, communication, self-care, interpersonal skills, self-direction, work tolerance, or work skills in terms of achieving an employment outcome; and

3. The number of vocational rehabilitation services required over an extended period of time.

B. When an order of selection must be instituted, DBVI shall:

1. Consult with the State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind and Vision Impaired regarding (i) the need to establish an order of selection, (ii) establishment of categories in the order of selection, (iii) establishment of criteria for each category, and (iv) administration of the order of selection;

2. Conduct a public hearing prior to implementation of the order of selection;

3. Continue to provide services to all individuals currently receiving services under an individualized plan for employment;

4. Provide assessment services to determine eligibility for individuals who apply for services;

5. Provide referral services to individuals who apply for services;

6. Identify service and outcome goals and the time within which the goals may be achieved for individuals in each priority category within the order; and

7. Assure that:

a. Individuals with the most significant disabilities shall be selected first for the provision of vocational rehabilitation services; and

b. Individuals who do not meet the criteria for the categories being served shall have access to services provided through the information and referral system.

Statutory Authority

§ 51.5-66 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 33, Issue 02, eff. October 19, 2016.

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